Train Wash Systems

High-pressure, custom train wash systems provide safe, efficient, and effective wash cycles with little maintenance for a variety of climates.


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The side of a train car being washed by train wash equipment.

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Our expertise in heavy-duty cleaning allows us to design and manufacture complex rail car washing systems that provide comprehensive cleaning in combination with superior water recycling and pH control. When complete, you can expect a highly reliable wash system that performs exactly as expected and requires a minimum level of maintenance.

Our Custom Train Wash Design Process​

Our global experience has made us an industry leader in high-quality, customized train wash units. Additionally, we have a team of expert electrical, mechanical, and control engineers who develop and provide customized solutions for every project.

All InterClean train wash systems are custom engineered, and can be designed for:

Automatic Drive-Through Wash Systems

Through our custom engineering approach, each system is tailor-made to meet the specific needs of that rail line. This ensures the appropriate solutions are used to construct the wash system and to maintain the condition and appearance of the trains and rail cars.

A yellow train being washed by a train car wash.

Our Centri® Spinner is the most effective equipment constructed for locomotive washing. InterClean Centri® Spinners use zero-degree rotating nozzles designed to remain highly effective when cleaning from greater distances. The result is a high-impact spray that applies clean water to the front and rear surfaces of the train removing the film, dirt, debris, and iron oxidation (rail dust) from even the hardest-to-reach places without damaging surface features.

Additionally, this system reduces corrosion, life-cycle costs, and labor costs while delivering consistent cleaning results for your train fleet.

No matter whether you go with a touchless, friction, or hybrid wash, our train wash units will reduce corrosion, life-cycle costs, and labor costs for your business while delivering consistent cleaning results for your trains. Features of our friction wash system include:

A blue and white train being washed by an InterClean train wash system.

Our Ultra Gantry system is a highly customizable and effective wash solution that can be configured for various wash applications and needs, including train washes. The Ultra Gantry system features vertical and top brush configurations designed to wash the top, rear, front, and sides of train cars. With this system, there is no need to monitor train speed as it remains parked while the Ultra module moves back and forth over the rail cars performing the cleaning. Both the machine and the control software are modularized, enabling our customers to design a unique wash system specific to their needs. Some of the optional extras for the Ultra Gantry series include:


Train Wash System Considerations for Public Transit Systems

It can be challenging to find the right wash system to maintain the cleanliness and appearance of the rail cars for public transit systems.

During the evaluation phase, it can be helpful to know what to look for, who to talk with, and how to avoid certain pitfalls.

In this guide, we outline key factors that public transit agencies should consider when purchasing a train wash system to help them acquire a system that delivers efficient cleaning, reduces downtime, and extends the lifespan of the trains that both  the transit system and its passengers rely on.

The back of a Sysco bus being washed by an InterClean wash system.


We define our success by delivering the highest standards of cleanliness to our customers across the globe.

The InterClean Advantage

All of InterClean’s train wash systems are built with your specific washing needs in mind.

US-Made Train Wash Equipment

InterClean train and rail wash systems are designed and manufactured by experienced engineers right here in the U.S.A. When you order a custom train wash system, we design and manufacture the system at our headquarters in Michigan and use local distributors to install and maintain it. For you, that means a trusted, local InterClean specialist you can rely on for parts, service, and repair.

Sustainable Water Recycling

To reduce water usage, every InterClean train wash system can be designed with a water recycling system. Our EQ100 high-pressure water reclaim modules effectively capture and recycle wash water without compromising on a powerful clean. InterClean’s water recycling modules are designed to provide high volumes of recycled wash water and operate under the most demanding vehicle wash conditions.

Custom Wash Systems

At InterClean, we know that every train car wash project requires some customization to succeed. We combine state-of-the-art technology with a team of experienced engineers to expertly design the most effective train wash solution to achieve your desired wash results.

Site-Specific Solutions

Every transit rail wash system we design is site-specific with special chemical formulations designed to achieve a successful clean every time. InterClean locomotive wash systems have been successfully used in various applications and climates, from the Canadian Arctic to the iron mines of Australia.



As a global leader in the field of large automotive vehicle cleaning solutions,

InterClean has delivered our diverse line of wash equipment to over 1000 sites across the world.

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Revolutionize your vehicle wash process with InterClean’s unparalleled expertise in heavy-duty vehicle washing. Fill out the form today and discover how our innovative wash systems can enhance your operations.

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